Our research is addressing specific aspects of plant cell function through a combination of evolutionary and comparative transcriptomics, systems biology, biochemistry, and plant physiology. In particular, we are aiming at a systems-level understanding of photorespiration and C4 photosynthesis and the regulatory principles that govern plant metabolic networks. In addition to addressing fundamental questions in plant cell biology and metabolism, our work provides a scientific basis and blueprints for synthetic biology approaches to maximize photosynthetic productivity.
- Schlüter U, Weber APM (2020) Regulation and Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis. Annu Rev Plant Biol. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-042916-040915.
- Weber APM, Bar-Even A (2019) Update: Improving the Efficiency of Photosynthetic Carbon Reactions. Plant Physiol 179(3):803-812. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.01521.
- Eisenhut M, Bräutigam A, Timm S, Florian A, Tohge T, Fernie AR, Bauwe H, Weber APM (2017) Photorespiration Is Crucial for Dynamic Response of Photosynthetic Metabolism and Stomatal Movement to Altered CO2 Availability. Mol Plant 10(1):47-61. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2016.09.011.
- Schuler ML, Mantegazza O, Weber AP (2016) Engineering C4 photosynthesis into C3 chassis in the synthetic biology age. Plant J 87(1):51-65.
- Külahoglu C, Denton AK, Sommer M, Mass J, Schliesky S, Wrobel TJ, Berckmans B, Gongora-Castillo E, Buell CR, Simon R, De Veylder L, Bräutigam A, Weber AP (2014) Comparative transcriptome atlases reveal altered gene expression modules between two Cleomaceae C3 and C4 plant species. The Plant cell 26(8):3243-3260.